North Shore Surf Lessons

The Best North Shore Oahu Surf Experience Possible

North Shore Surf Lessons

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  • Ohana (Private Group) Surf Lessons on Oahu
  • Group Surf Lessons on Oahu
  • Private Surf Lessons on Oahu
  • Included Surfboard, Leash, Reef Shoes, Rash Guard
  • Learn to surf at the ONLY private surf breaks in the State of Hawaii
  • World-class instruction, CPR/AED certified and water lifesaving trained

Are you planning a trip to Oahu, Hawaii and want to experience the thrill of surfing? Look no further than the surf lessons available on the island. With its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, Oahu is the perfect place to learn how to ride the waves. Here’s everything you need to know about North Shore Surf Lessons.


Ohana (Private Group) Surf Lessons on Oahu

Our most popular experience! This North Shore surf lesson is best for couples, families, and small groups looking to enjoy the ocean together with an instructor(s) dedicated to their private group. 4:1 guest/instructor ratio. Catch your first wave and create lifelong memories with your loved ones.


Group Surf Lessons on Oahu

This North Shore surf lesson is for those who don’t mind sharing their waves and psych with a small group of new friends. Guests must be 12 years of age or older to join a group surf lesson for safety purposes. To ensure quality instruction, we have a 4:1 guest/instructor ratio.


Private Surf Lessons on Oahu

A private North Shore surf lesson is the best way for guests to maximize their wave count and progress their surfing ability quickly through personalized guidance and coaching. 1:1 guest/instructor ratio.

Book your North Shore surf lesson online today!


Why Take North Shore Surf Lessons?

Oahu is known as the “Gathering Place” and is home to some of the most famous surfing spots in the world, such as Waikiki Beach and Pipeline. Taking North Shore Surf Lessons not only allows you to experience the thrill of surfing but also lets you learn from experienced instructors who are familiar with the local waters.

In addition to learning the basics of surfing, you’ll also learn about ocean safety, such as how to navigate currents and waves. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow surf enthusiasts and explore the island’s beautiful coastline.


What to Expect in a North Shore Surfing Lesson?

Most surf lessons last between one and two hours and are available for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Instructors will teach you the proper techniques for paddling, standing up, and riding the waves. They’ll also provide tips on how to read the waves and understand ocean conditions.

Before hitting the water, you’ll learn about ocean safety, such as how to recognize rip currents and how to deal with dangerous situations. Your instructor will also provide you with a surfboard and a leash, and in some cases, a wetsuit.


Tips for a Successful Surf Lesson

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your surf lesson in Oahu:

Wear reef safe sunscreen: The Hawaiian sun can be intense, so make sure to apply reef safe sunscreen before hitting the water.

Bring water and snacks: Surfing can be tiring, so bring water and snacks to keep you energized throughout the lesson.

Listen to your instructor: Your surf instructor has years of experience and knowledge of the local waters, so make sure to listen to their advice and instructions.

Don’t give up: Surfing can be challenging, but don’t give up. Keep practicing, and soon you’ll be riding the waves like a pro.



North Shore surf lessons are a must-do activity for anyone visiting Hawaii. Not only will you learn how to surf, but you’ll also gain valuable knowledge about ocean safety and the local waters. So, book a surfing lesson and get ready to experience the thrill of surfing in the paradise of Oahu.

Quick Details

Learn to surf at the ONLY private surf breaks in the State of Hawaii. World-class instruction with your Ohana, one-on-one, or with new friends! All surf instructors are CPR/AED certified and water lifesaving trained.

What's Included

  • Surfboard
  • Leash
  • Reef Shoes
  • Rash Guard

What To Bring/Wear

  • Swim Suit (Tight Fitting)
  • Sunscreen (Reef safe only! We sell premium reef-safe screen sunscreen if needed in the shop)
  • Medicine – bring whatever medicine you usually depend upon during a 2-hour period
  • Motion sickness pills/patch/wristbands if prone to seasickness
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Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

Jamie O’Brien Surf Experience is located on the North Shore of Oahu at a beautiful resort called Turtle Bay.

Where can I store my belongings?

We provide a locker room where you can store all of your belongings while enjoying the water.

How early should I arrive before my lesson?

We recommend at least 15 minutes before your lessons, but feel free to come by earlier to enjoy the sights and check out the surf!

When should I book my lessons?

Right now! Or at least a week before you intend to arrive, we fill up quickly and don’t want you missing out on this awesome experience. 

What if the waves are too big?

If the waves are too big on a given day, we will provide transportation to a private break. We surf every day of the year and will ensure you’re in the right environment to succeed.

Can I take a lesson if I'm not a guest at Turtle Bay?

Absolutely! Anyone can come and enjoy the epic waves of this fantastic surf break while taking classes with us.